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Rich Valentine Chocolate Mousse

This Rich Valentine Chocolate Mousse recipe is a decadent treat any day of the year.

Trivia: According to Wikipedia, mousse can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick, depending on preparation.

Tip: For best results, always use top quality chocolate.

Please pay special attention to the tip above. This dessert in particular depends upon the type of chocolate used. The recipe calls for Cacao Barry St. Domingue Dark Chocolate, or an equivalent 70% dark chocolate.

Tip #2: To convert these measurements to metric, please refer to this online Cooking Converter

Rich Valentine Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Ingredients

1/3 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of water
4 egg yolks
4 ounces of good quality, 70% dark chocolate
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted variety
1 cup of whipping cream

Method

Mix the sugar and water together in a saucepan. Place over heat and boil this mixture for three minutes.

Put the egg yolks in a mixing bowl. Gradually add the boiled sugar and water. The mixture should now be a gentle yellow color and will have become somewhat thicker.

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a double boiler. The water should not boil. If you're looking for a new boiler, the Farberware Classic Series 2-Quart Saucepan with Double Boiler Insert and Lid is particularly good for chocolate melting.

Whip the whipping cream until it is making strong peaks.

Working with one third of the whipped cream at a time, fold it gently into the chocolate mixture.

Spoon your mousse into serving dishes. If this is a Valentine's Day dessert, you might want to use heart shaped dishes, as shown at the top of this page.

Refrigerate this rich valentine chocolate mousse for two hours at least, possibly more, before you enjoy it with someone special.


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